Nye County, NV

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Population

43,296

0.227% growth

Median Age

51.6


Median Household Income

$44,225

4.63% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

14,551

0.727% growth

Median Property Value

$125,100

14.7% growth

About

In 2017, Nye County, NV had a population of 43.3k people with a median age of 51.6 and a median household income of $44,225. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nye County, NV grew from 43,198 to 43,296, a 0.227% increase and its median household income grew from $42,266 to $44,225, a 4.63% increase.

The population of Nye County, NV is 77.2% White Alone, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.02% Black or African American Alone. 10.4% of the people in Nye County, NV speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Nye County, NV is $125,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Nye County, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Nye County, NV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Nye County, NV employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in Nye County, NV are Retail Trade (1,775 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,488 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,257 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,395), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,958), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,075).

Median household income in Nye County, NV is $44,225. Males in Nye County, NV have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,567. The income inequality in Nye County, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,225

2017 value

± $3,588

4.63%

1 Year Growth

± 9.66%

Households in Nye County, NV have a median annual income of $44,225, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,266 in 2016, which represents a 4.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,432

Average Male Salary

± $1,853

$44,567

Average Female Salary

± $1,392

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nye County, NV made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $49,115 ± $1,406

  2. Asian

    $44,438 ± $3,305

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $39,307 ± $16,398

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nye County, NV workers was White. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nye County, NV is from Nevada.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.441

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.688% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9601

  2. Census Tract 9604.06

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nye County, NV was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $73,558, followed by Census Tract 9604.06 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $51,036 and $50,135.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nye County, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nye County, NV (7.39k out of 42.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,656 ± 604

  2. Hispanic

    1,707 ± 324

  3. Other

    859 ± 254

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nye County, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.6k

2017 Value

± 966

0.727%

1 Year growth

± 9.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nye County, NV grew at a rate of 0.727%, from 14.4k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nye County, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,850 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,644 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,172 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nye County, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nye County, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,850 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,644 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,172 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nye County, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.47 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nye County, NV, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,106).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.6k

2017 Value

± 966

0.727%

1 Year growth

± 9.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nye County, NV grew at a rate of 0.727%, from 14.4k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nye County, NV, are Retail Trade (1,775 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,488 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,257 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nye County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Nye County, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Nye County, NV, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,775 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,488 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nye County, NV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14.1 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.86 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nye County, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,395), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,958), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,075).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $16B

  2. $8.39B

  3. $6.48B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $16B, followed by Mixed freight with $8.39B and Coal-n.e.c. and $6.48B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nevada products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$75B

2015 Value

$113B

Projected 2045 Value

51.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nevada trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 51.3% to $113B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.2B

  2. $6.44B

  3. $3.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Utah with $6.44B and Arizona and $3.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nevada shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Nye County, NV has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 4.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Nye County, NV was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Nye County, NV see 3267 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.18% increase from the previous year (3020 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4825 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 736 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Lyon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,267 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nye County, NV see an average of 3,267 patients per year. This represents a 8.18% increase from the previous year (3,020 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nye County, NV in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,714

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,417

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,796

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nevada (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7%, from $6,275 to $6,714.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

31.1%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

19%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

4.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nye County, NV declined by 9.86% from 14.1% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nye County, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 12.4% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 13.1%.

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Diversity

Nye County, NV is home to a population of 43.3k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.77% of Nye County, NV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Nye County, NV is composed of 33.4k White Alone residents (77.2%), 6.14k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.2%), 1.31k Black or African American Alone residents (3.02%), 916 Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 710 Asian Alone residents (1.64%), 636 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.47%), 164 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.379%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Nye County, NV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,366 speakers), Tagalog (219 speakers), and German (166 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nye County, NV was 51.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Nye County, NV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Nye County, NV residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.77% of Nye County, NV residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nye County, NV was 7.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    227,319 ± 11,235 people

  2. Philippines

    82,777 ± 6,962 people

  3. El Salvador

    25,589 ± 3,910 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nye County, NV was Mexico, the natal country of 227,319 Nye County, NV residents, followed by Philippines with 82,777 and El Salvador with 25,589.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Nye County, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nye County, NV was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.4k ± 28

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.14k ± 767

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.31k ± 169

In 2017, there were 5.44 times more White Alone residents (33.4k people) in Nye County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.14k Hispanic or Latino and 1.31k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Nye County, NV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,366 speakers (8.26%)

  2. Tagalog

    219 speakers (0.537%)

  3. German

    166 speakers (0.407%)

10.4% of Nye County, NV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Nye County, NV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.26% of the overall population of Nye County, NV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.537% speak Tagalog and 0.407% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,574 ± 276

  2. Korea

    639 ± 175

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    492 ± 155

Nye County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nye County, NV was $125,100 in 2017, which is 0.575 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,100 to $125,100, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Nye County, NV is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nye County, NV have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nye County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,225

Median Household Income

± $3,588

18.1k

Number of Households

± 976

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.1k households in Nye County, NV grew to $44,225 from the previous year's value of $42,266.

The following chart displays the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$125,100

2017 Median

± $9,440

$109,100

2016 Median

± $7,541

In 2017, the median property value in Nye County, NV grew to to $125,100 from the previous year's value of $109,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nye County, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nye County, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nye County, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Nye County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nye County, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nye County, NV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nye County, NV have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.28% of the workforce in Nye County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.9%

  2. Carpooled

    14.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Nye County, NV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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